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-- we were not always where we are. we did not start out this way. we came to california, no car, i did not know how to drive, but we set out to make a life. we started out on my salary. bernard's mother and father, his mother to not have to work. in his mind, even though i worked, we lived on one salary. that is what we did. we made a life. i want people to understand that we have done this, but we are just regular, ordinary people. >> and frugal. >> very frugal. >> other than travel and art. >> our cars are 15 years old. tavis: i know where you travel, and the way you travel and the are you collect. >> what is it only that i can do in my time, they say. and i think what we have done here is all of this 45 years together with our son, as a dad, i got my son and my wife, and we work on this together. just the other day we closed a deal in terms of doing a big show next year. how're you going to do this? the imagery, when we go into a city and see a family, an african american family, it is powerful. it is powerful. tavis: i have known them for years and it is an honor to have them o
Nov 23, 2012 3:00am PST
of brooklyn and move to california, where the sunshine was constant, where everybody was pretty and good looking and... uh... i left the day i graduated high school. ♪ ♪ if you're in doubt about angels being real ♪ my image of california was a movie image of california. there were beaches and surf, everybody was rich, big houses, big cars. i was sleeping on a couch in my brother's apartment, and one day this guy walked over to me and said, "would you like to be in a movie?" and i said, "yeah!" and i was an extra in "explosive generation." i actually haven't seen it since it came out, but i know that i'm in there somewhere. wait till i tell larry, i bet it's him she's talking about. hey, maybe it's me! oh, sure it's you! geffen: i didn't really have an idea of what hollywood really was. it was just the place where they made movies, and, you know, i was a child of the movies. there were two theaters in my neighborhood in brooklyn, had a double feature change every week and i went to both of them. that was my favorite time of every week. ethel merman: ♪ there's no business like
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backlash from workers today with picket lines forming outside walmart stores from california to maryland. a group called our walmart organized the walk-off in 100 cities. >> we're asking for living wages, we're asking for decent scheduling. they're not things that are hard. i mean, we want health care. they're the most richest retailer in the world. >> sreenivasan: walmart executives said these protestors do not represent the 1.3 million employees who work at the company. >> sreenivasan: the stock market also got a boost from black friday, rising sharply on early reports of strong retail sales. on a shortened day of trading, the dow jones industrial average gained more than 172 points to close at 13,009. the nasdaq rose 40 points to close above 2,966. for the week, the dow gained 3.4%; the nasdaq rose nearly 4%. a european union summit in brussels broke up today without any agreement on a long-term budget. the 27-nation bloc was trying to reach consensus on a more than trillion-dollar long-term spending plan. it primarily funds farming and programs to spur growth in less- developed nations.